Let’s face it, having psoriasis can put a serious damper on your personal style. For men and women alike trying to find fashionable clothes that you are comfortable in can be a daunting task. I remember dreading going shopping for school clothes, summer clothes, prom, homecoming, and other special events. I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade with dressing while having this disease. I’m not sure about you, but I had to overthink EVERYTHING when it came to dressing with this disease.
If you have psoriasis on your neck wearing a traditional tie can be irritating causing flares, redness, or itchiness. Instead of wearing a traditional tie which wraps around your neck, try a clip-on tie instead.
Do wear undergarments
If you have psoriasis, undergarments will be your best friend. Undergarments such as undershirts will help soak up any topical ointments you apply to your skin as opposed to them staining your clothes.
Try to avoid the above materials if you have psoriasis. These fabrics stain very easily if you are using ointments. They also make it hard for the skin to “breath” causing the chance for more sweat, which for some can cause a psoriasis flare.
Do wear stockings with skirts
If you fear wearing a skirt due to your psoriasis, try pairing up a skirt with opaque flesh tone stockings. I used to layer mine to ensure no plaques would be seen. This method can be a bit uncomfortable but will cover up the plaques.
Fashion can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Buy pieces like jackets, scarfs, ties, skirts, and pants that you can alternate with different outfits. You can also check Pinterest for ideas. I also shop at Goodwill for trendy vintage clothing.